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>> this is "the chris matthews show." >> ask not what your country can do for you. >> tear down this wall. >> i can hear you. >> the time for change has come. chris: a problem with intelligence. the c.i.a. director should know the risks. didn't he know walls have ears and secrets have a sell-by date. why did take tray -- petraeus betray us. bill clinton has healed himself. and now politics mired in scandal. it's not just the family hurt but the rest of us. live longer, work longer. some propose to avoid the fiscal cliff would raise the age for social security and/or medicare and may work for some but how about the men and women whose backs, legs and heart can't wait two more years to retire? you want a 70-year-old flying the airplane? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today access tv dan rather, the bbc katty kay, "the new york times" jodi kantor and abc's sam donaldson. first up the petraeus story and it has us disturbed. washington is just as dumbfounded, torn between wonder at the dysfunction of our national security leaders and of course reluctant curiosit
of panderer, you shouldn't even be in the damn congress. >> tonight chris matthews delivers your daily dose of political analysis from the nation's capital. don't miss hardball with chris matthews weekdays at 5:00 and 7:00 eastern only on msnbc, the place for politics. >>> elsewhere on the hill, u.n. ambassador susan rice spent her day behind closed doors explaining statements she made back this september about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. however as brian mooar reports, her defense failed to convince her republican critics. >> reporter: embattled u.n. ambassador susan rice went to capitol hill to explain what they knew and now knows about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. but she failed to silence her republican critics. >> all i can tell you, that the concerns i have are greater today than they were before and we're not even close to getting the basic answer. >> reporter: rice was accompanied by acting cia director michael morell who helped explain the flawed talking points rice repeated in talk show appearances days after the libya attack. in a statem
chris matthews it won't be a tie come tuesday night. >> we are just 48 hours away from election day. >> y'all are going to have a choice to make. >> this is a campaign about america. >> talk is cheap. >> look to the records. >> i said i would end the war in iraq, i ended it. welcome home. i said i would pass health care reform. i passed it. i said i would repeal don't ask, don't tell. we are a nation that believes all men are created equal. >> talk is cheap. >> 1 in 6 americans is poorer today. >> i'm not concerned about the very poor. we have a safety net there. >> you've got this jobs report. >> it's stronger than expected. >> this is 1976 meets 2000 meets 2004. >> i say what i mean and mean what i say. >> that's exactly what i said, and i stand by whatever i said, whatever it was. >> people should know about mitt romney at this point. >> talk is cheap 679 >> nothing i've said in the past should be any indication of my positions in the future. >> good afternoon. i'm alex wagner in for lawrence o'donnell. with just two days till the election, the candidates each campaigned in four
-elected. >> but not with an approval rate under 50. >> jon: he seemed to have the media on his side including chris matthews of msnbc. >> i'm so glad we had that storm last week because i think the storm was one of those things, politically i should say. the storm brought in possibilities. >> jon: yeah, more than a hundred people dead in hurricane. he did apologize for it the next day. >> yes, he did. what does one expect from him. you want to hear that point of view. that is what has happened to the media. we have discussed week after week the intense polarization of the media just as we have the electorate. >> after katrina the media pinned all the blame on president bush. after sandy the media pinned all the blame on bloomberg. rudy guliani said fema was just as bad in the wake of sandy but it didn't make the media narrative. >> one thing they did promote. entitlement and greed and envy. this was from bain capital during the republican primary right up to the campaign. this appealed to a lot of people. you heard this in friday afternoon remarks post elections. unlike other post elections there were no reporters t
>> this is "the chris matthews show." >> in america, we celebrate success. >> i never said this journey would be easy. >> that future is our destiny. >> we are moving forward, america. chris: america chooses. the question dominates the country, to reup a president urging him to reup his game to do more, or reject him, bringing in an alternative from the party it rejected last time. so many questions. jobs. foreign policy. national security. gender issues. all wrapped up in one. to hold or to change. if it weren't for that, suppose romney had run as a moderate from the get-go. suppose obama had faced down his rival in that first debate the way he faced down hurricane sandy? would have, could have, should have, of 2012. and finally, taking it in the gut. one candidate will suffer a personal and profound loss next tuesday night. either the first african-american president or a man who feels a duty to so many others or the man who wanted to redeem his father's own failed presidential bid long ago. i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us new york magazine's john heilema
's campaign manager told chris matthews the stakes in the election are high for women. >> we need women to come out and vote. they support the president by double digits, we we need them to come out to the polls and vote tomorrow. in the usa today poll, in a lot of the state polling, he leads women by double digits. but now is the time when it matters to demonstrate support, when you come out to the polls. for those what are early voting, broad coalition of people, young people, women, african-americans, latinos, they're all coming out to cast a vote early for this president. >> rachel maddow, chris matthews and the rest of the lineup will have the special election coverage starting tonight at 6:00 p.m. eastern. chris christie, barack obama, that relationship has grown even stronger. we'll have details next. plus, the cast of jersey shore is putting their stamp on hurricane sandy. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. well, if it isn't mr. margin. mr. margin? don't be modest, bob. you found a better way to pack a bowling ball. that was ups. and who called ups? you did, bob. i just aske
? but first, are we still doing this story? i am not sure. so just show chris matthews apologizing, that will be fine. >>> did sandy come in hand see? they suggested stupidly that the super storm helped president obama win re-election. here is the msnbc host on tuesday night. >> i am so glad we had that storm last week. i think the storm was one of those things. politically i should say in terms of hurting people. the storm brought in possibilities for good politics. >> reporter: i like it when somebody interrupts him, oh i mean politicalliment. >> after an avalanche of criticism they said, quote, it is a terrible thing to say. he was depply in mess and he was president thinking of the horrible mess. >> and you with all of your horrific damage you became ironically -- that gets him out of it, ironically out of a party and the climate changing power. my god he is an [bleep]. he realized as he was saying it it was stupid, and then he apologized. but if he meant it, if he meant it why apologize? >> if he was going on there the end justifies the means. that sums up the liberal mentalit
senator tom coburn told chris matthews about his vision for averting the fiscal cliff. take a listen. >> there's no question we can have the rich pay more, but that won't solve our problem. >> i agree. >> and with that comes negatives. the real problem is is you've got an entitlement system that's out of whack, and the demographics are exaggerating that. and you've had discretionary spending increases, you know, the budget of this country this year is twice what it was 11 years ago. and a good portion of that is discretionary. some of it, $100 billion a year is the war, but the rest of the government has grown. so we have to do both. and we have to make sure that whatever we do does not hurt us but gets us on the way to recovery. >> be sure to watch "hardball" with chris matthews weekdays at 5:00 and 7:00 eastern only on msnbc, the place for politics. in >>> authorities in cairo are bracing for more protests as outrage grows as morsi's decision to grant himself sweeping new powers. nbc's ayman moyheldin joins us with the latest. ayman, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning.
down faster. ever watch chris matthews' weekend show? he does "hardball" during the week but on sundays chris does "the chris matthews show" on nbc. and on that show he asks his guests for a prediction for the week ahead. and here, courtesy of chris and his producers, is a reason you should go out of your way to watch this weekend's "chris matthews show" on nbc. >> welcome back. tell me something i didn't know. >> i got a call this week from a republican congressman seeking to call attention to his efforts to move up the time line for the removal of our troops from afghanistan. now, this may indicate that there's more bipartisan support for that line of thinking than most people may realize. we've had bipartisanship on issue by issue, even in recent times, but not on the broad, general thing. but what this tells me and what people think about, with this in mind, there may be things about which congress can reach some bipartisanship issue by issue as we go along. >> i think a true concerted view is we can only do so much. a true conservative understands limits. how long can we stay in th
in just a few minutes, hard ball's chris matthews. we're going to ask him if something unexpected is going on in pennsylvania. and could that change the race? well he should know because he is from the keystone state. that is just ahead for you. >>> let's get the latest on the devastation left by hurricane sandy. this morning federal and local officials will update the president on the government's storm response. right now, the power is back on in thousands of more homes. but more than 2.9 million customers are still without power across six states, most of them in new jersey. repair crews are coming to the region from across the country. the death toll from sandy is rising, sadly. 109 people have died in the u.s. most of those victims live right here in new york city. relief workers are descending on the city's epicenter of disaster, that is staten island this morning. they are handing out food and other supplies. some residents say the help is too little, too late. >> it is not red cross. this is us. we're giving out the blankets, we're giving out the food. we're going door-to-door help
evening, i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. the re-elected president did it today. he said what he's going to do. how he's going to lead. he's going to do it as a world leader entering into negotiations with conditions. those preconditions are clear. a tape back from the bush tax cuts from the top. this is it. it means people know we have a president now who's ready to stand his ground, for jobs, for growth, but not the bush/romney way. no more trickle down now that the people of this country have sent their message from the top up. he will be a democratic president. he will be fair on taxes. he will use those taxes to rebuild this country and educate it up to the tough competition we face in this 21st century. rock solid he is. backed again by a majority of the american people. indeed, re-elected as the only second democrat since the civil war with two majority elections. the other, of course, is fdr. with an updated mandate he is back. some ready to deal, others hiding in their bunkers, waiting for something, anything to save them from the terrifying sight of the
-old flying the airplane? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today access tv dan rather, the bbc katty kay, "the new york times" jodi kantor and abc's sam donaldson. first up the petraeus story and it has us disturbed. washington is just as dumbfounded, torn between wonder at the dysfunction of our national security leaders and of course reluctant curiosity. dan, why does this same thing keep happening? it just happens, these powerful men, even as disciplined as petraeus. you know petraeus. >> i do know him and like him and think he's been a great patriot and public servant. but in answer to your question, i simply don't know. what we do know is it occurs, has occurred not just in our time and our country but all through difficult times. part of it is i think people who reach the pinnacle begin to think they can do things that other people can't do. they think i'm so high, nobody will ever find out about this. best i can do, unless you want to accept what my great grandmother used to say, there's simply no damn good. chris: we'll stop short with that but maybe you want t
. will the second term for barack obama bring him the chance for greatness? i'm chris matthews, welcome to the show. with us today, jon meacham, presidential historian and author of "thomas jefferson: the art of power," michael beschloss, presidential historian, annette gordon-reed, author of "the hemingses of monticello," and jodi kantor, "new york times" writer. as president obama looks to his special terms, historians look at his past with great decisions and great achievements. the president met with several historians during his first term to get their vials. in fact, jodi kantor has written about those sessions between the president and the historians. how does history judge most presidents? george washington and f.d.r. in the top three and lincoln is number one, and fourth, thomas jefferson. i'm so impressed that you got to write the book. what gives thomas jefferson, the author of the declaration of independence, the right to be up there with the top three? del there are three things. one, he doubled the size of the country with the louisiana purchase, seizing a moment that might have slipp
like the early 1950's. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, the washington post bob woodward. "the washington post" kathleen parker, "the new york times" d helen cooper. first up. barack obama's place in american presidential history was upgrated tuesday with his convincing sweeping re-election by an entirely new american elect rat. -- electorate. >> we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. and together, with your help and god's grace, we will continue our journey forward. chris: bob, here we are five days later. i'm thinking, i still can't absorb the months and months and months we worried about which way this election mibet go and then to see it go in one simple clear direction. obama's direction. >> and it's a big deal for him. and the interesting question is how is he going to use the power of the presidency? david wrote a really important column about linden johnson saying, what's the presidency for? doing big things. he
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was obama tonight? >> jon: you happy? mr. president, you broke chris matthews. now nobody can use him. (applause) admittedly mathews is runs a not a machine, everyone knows he is a simple potato battery. but still, he likes you. and even the people who don't like you were some what stunned at the poor performance. even osama bin laden from the bottom of his watery grave watched and was like that's the guy that killed me? (laughter) really? mr. look down at the paper all night, shot me in the face. here's what's perhaps most maddening. for the past year and a half you, mr. president, have inundated this country with urgent e-mails begging for support and money and energy and money and money and money. and it's not just the number of e-mails, it's the intensity of their content this is our one shot. say you're in. your response is critical. i can't do this on my own. and by the way, you made that you bund antley clear last night-- but the point is this, you and your campaign have demanded a level of effort, urgency and relentlessness from your supporters. a level of urgency and relentle
what, you know what? do you know why, i just got to get another taste of chris matthews here. but before we do that let me just-- i want to jack in right here okay, jack into him right there, so i can feast on his impotent rage. >> tonight wasn't an msnbc debate was it? it just wasn't. i don't know what was doing out there. i don't know how he let romney get away it with it. they are part of your 47%. you want to-- you don't have any chance, what are you talking about. where was obama tonight! he should watch -- -- with was romney doing, winning. obama should watch msnbc. >> stephen: i'll vote for anything that moves! (laughter) folks, i am not surprised that romney crushed it. because this debate was right in his wheelhouse. soul-crushing. in fact, it was so tedious i think man in the front row fell asleep. (laughter) the first half hour, the first half hour, folks. (applause) the first half hour was an or geoof tax policy minutish-- orgy was tax policy minutia, and they moved on to the intricacies of medicare solvency it was off the hook, in that it would have been more int
crazy over there? was chris matthews like running around with a lamp shade on his head or do they make lamp shades big enough to fit on his head? >> we were all covering it. and when ohio went, we were not expecting it. it was sort of, we were in the middle of talking about forecall for another station, an when they said that ohio happened it was sort of like do-whoop? it happened quickly and we were all involved in covering, and wanted to make sure we had the right information. it was a work day. >> stephen: here is the thing. the people at fox seemed more freaked out than you guys seemed elated. why was it? could you not believe that things were turning your way? why weren't you doing the end zone dance. >> i think the difference between the two sides is that the right talked themselves into the idea that it was going to be a romney landslide based on i don't know. >> stephen: gut. >> gut, feelings. >> stephen: our buddy skow jar owe-- scar borrow says cut says romney. >> karl rove is saying yes, i see the polls but i also see these enthusiastic crowds and based on the enthusiastic c
the senate races, as well. up next, chris matthews and tom brokaw. stay with us. >>> joining us in the next hour, andrea mitchell and host of pbs's "need to know" jeff greenefield, but first, tom brokaw and host of "hardball" chris matthews. >> he's smiling. oh, i was worried. >> oh, my goodness. not in this economy. we also have zero free time, and my dad moving in. so we went to fidelity. we looked at our family's goals and some ways to help us get there. they helped me fix my economy, the one in my house. now they're managing my investments for me. and with fidelity, getting back on track was easier than i thought. call or come in today to take control of your personal economy. get one-on-one help from america's retirement leader. humans -- even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why, at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? [ male announcer ]
♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in >>> under the boardwalk. hurricane obama buries romney. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. the hurricane and this president. hemingway called it grace under pressure, the highly educated call it good government. the american people who count the most call president obama's handling of tropical storm sandy positive. 4 out of 5 give him good marks as first responder in the crisis. the question before the election is whether this huge story about disaster and executive response is the last big one before we vote. is it the october surprise? the black swan that swoops out of nowhere and changes everything? as scarlet o'hara said, there's always tomorrow. chuck todd is nbc's political director and john heilemann is "new york magazine's" national affairs editor and an msnbc analyst. i guess that's my question to start, but let me give you this first. the president this afternoon bagged a big endorsement, new york mayor mike bloomberg, who is always interesting to watch. he cite
matthews interviews vice president joe biden. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in cleveland. let me start with this. the close nest of this election tells you something about our country, how divided it. as you look at rockefeller center in new york, consider the national polling. the north, midwest and west back obama. the south is with romney, or is against obama. you can see this division as it works its way down from southwest pennsylvania, including part of ohio, down through west virginia. you see it in the agitation that romney and his forces are working in their ads and speeches. donald trump, who says is president is an illegal immigrant, now doing robocalls for romney. john sununu keeps calling the president lazy and un-american. and topping it off, we heard romney out here in ohio today saying the president is bent on, get this, revenge. let's begin tonight with my interview with vice president biden. i started with that high octane issue of auto production right here in ohio. >> thank you, mr. vice president, for this time. here we are in ohio. what
colleague, chris matthews. >> what do you think is going to happen? >> i think we're going to win clearly. i think we're going to win this state, ohio. i've been here 23, 24 days, something like that. i think we're going to win iowa, we're going to win wisconsin. we're going to win informed. we're going to win new hampshire. we have an even chance of winning virginia and florida. it could be a big win. don't just vote. knock on the door of the neighbors. the middle class depends on it. it literally depends on it. >> the vice president took on his latest lie. >> scared the heck out of these people. and it's flat false. this is the most cynical play. there's an editorial in the denver post saying this goes to character. it's not just a lie. but it goes to character. >> most of the attention is on ohio, a record breaking crowd gathered in concord, new hampshire. president obama was joined by one of the best retail politicians in the business, former president bill clinton. >> 20 years and nine months ago new hampshire began the chance for me to become president. i have worked very hard in this
mattresses start at just $699. zwroord moment on election night when chris matthews said i'm glad we had that storm last week because it brought in possibilities for good politics, meaning it helped barack obama. the next day matthews had rethought what he had said and had this to say about his remark. >> it was a terrible thing to say, period. i could sate was because i was tired, but the fact is i wasn't thinking of the horrible mess this storm has made of people's real lives up here in new york and elsewhere. said something not just stupid but wrong. >> it was a terribly insensitive thing to say. good for matthews recognizing it and making a full-thwarted apology. you want to get in here. >> i do. i like chris matthews and we've been friends for many years. it was the most insensitive thing. later he said he was going to write a check. he ought to take a check in one hand and a shovel and go up there for a couple day of work on the stay tin island and jersey shore. >> still a lot of people without power. by the way, barbara walters is kicking in $250,000 and george stephanopoulos, $50
will be muddy. >> perfect for football. >> agrie. >>> the chris matthews show is up next. have a good night. >> this is "the chris matthews show." >> ask not what your country can do for you.
for politics on sundays. >> chris matthews show follows us, and then meet the press with david gregory. >>> good morning, washington. coming up at 10:00 on "the chris matthews show", the time capsule just before an historic election choice. it's close, because both men have big hurdled to getting elected. president obama weighed down by the brutal economy he inherited and can't quite beat. that should have doomed his election, but 30% of americans say mitt romney doesn't understand the average guy. so it's very close. and the first african-american president's failure to win his section term would be a significant loss for barack obama. and mitt romney hopes to rectify his father. we have a look at what's coming up on "meet the press." >>> good morning, richard and angie. coming up, we'll be live from democracy plaza. nbc news ea' election headquart. both candidates trying to close the sale here in what could be a photo finish. two key voices in the fight. mastermind of the president's re-election campaign. david flouf and the house majority leader, republican congressman from virginia
chris matthews is here -- the outlaw josie wales factor. >> great movie. >> yes. remember what they were really about. they thought that the confederacy had won or was going to win. on air last night, while we were getting results, we had people coming on said this is a great romney victory. just wait and see. what was i waiting for? for guam? >> can i just tell you, a lot of us felt like, you know, going into the old peanuts analogy, we were sitting in the pumpkin patch waiting for the great pumpkin to rise. >> i love that. better than josie wales. >> it never came. we heard about that. but you know, jim, i was talking to romney people on saturday. they were really charged. we were talking about this yesterday morning. they believed they were going to win. they had the momentum. >> there was something stirring. >> by sunday night, they were all flat. they had gotten the polls in. they weren't moving in ohio. they weren't moving in pennsylvania. and they felt at that point they were flattened by sandy. i don't think this race was close enough to be impacted by a hurricane. >> no. >> but
tonight's last word. thanks, dorian. >> thank you. word." up next, "hardball" with chris matthews. >> jersey boys. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. we've heard the story, how in the winter of world war i, the two sides, german and english, climbed out of their trenches and sang christmas carols together. well, today, an echo of that spirit rose over the jersey shore. two politicians of different parties figuring out how to do their jobs together. say what you will, debbie downers of the world, there comes a time when the grown-ups got to do their jobs. so they put away their toys, their big birds and their bayonets and do the business they got elected to. i love politics, and today is one of the reasons. it's not all stupid ads on tv, it's not all handlers and bs artists. some days it's just a job, and some days like today, it's the most important job we've got. joining me to talk about this, this remarkable political moment today that unfolded on the jersey shore, former pennsylvania governor ed rendell and david c
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